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Pay Taxes and Demand Services

posted onJuly 5, 2018

By Dennis Katungi

Quite a number of headlines both in print & other media have highlighted the angst that met the OTT (over-the-top) taxes.  MTN, Airtel & Africell are already deducting the taxes; which add up to Shs6000 monthly. 

Security is the Business of Citizens as it is of Government

posted onJune 28, 2018

By Dennis Katungi

What is Government in the first place? The people, in an organized set-up.

In the stranger’s gallery at Parliament, I listened to the President intently.  Having given context to Uganda’s past, the journey thus travelled and current locus, he concluded with proposed remedial actions to the wave of insecurity recently causing concern to all of us. I’ll pick on a few of his proposals starting with vigilance by citizens. This has no cost implication and we can implement it straight away. It is the critical first line element to security.

Why Greedy Ugandans we Love to Hate Could be the Key to our Future Prosperity

posted onJune 19, 2018

By Andrew M. Mwenda

Recently, I said at the Acode conference on the budget that land grabbing is not necessarily bad (note the use of the word “necessarily”). On the contrary, I said it may suggest pressure towards the transformation of our agriculture from subsistence to commercial farming. A journalist from The Observer wrote a story quoting my comments correctly but failed to provide the explanation behind my thinking.